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Please, how can I solve integral equation in Matlab
L = integral (f(b,t)) dt for third variable (parametric variable b)
Limits of integral are t0, t1.
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OK, I'm gonna assume you want to do it numerically. Check out this (warning, it gets a little crazy with the function handles):
bfound = fsolve(@func2minimize,2)
function output = func2minimize(b) t0 = 0; t1 = 3; L = 50; output = (L - quad(@myFunc,t0,t1))^2;
function f = myFunc(t) f = exp(b*t); end
Essentially, what it does is use the quad function to perform an integration for some value of b. Additionally, it uses the fsolve function to then minimize the "func2minimize" function, which performs the integral for some value of b and checks it against my desired solution.
Here, I've assumed a simple function (exp(b*t)) as f, but you could see how it could be changed. Of course, this is an iterative solution, so there's no guarantee of it finding a solution for all functions f.
Hope this helps!
A variation on Jarrod's approach, using function handles (because everyone loves function handles):
myFunc = @(t,b) exp(t*b); % or whatever t0 = 0; t1 = 3; L = 50; f = @(b) quad(@(t) myFunc(t,b),t0,t1); bsolve = fzero(f,2);
Or fsolve instead of fzero if you have Optimization Toolbox.